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The following books have changed my life. I think they can have a large impact on your
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Personal Growth & Self Actualization
1. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
2. Mastery by Robert Greene
3. Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
4. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
6. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
7. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
8. Success Principles by Jack Canfield
9. Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
10. The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self Confidence by Robert Anthony
11. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers
12. The 6 Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
13. Get Off Your But by Sean Stephenson
14. Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde
15. The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg
16. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
17. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
18. Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus by John Gray
19. Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
20. She Comes First by Ian Kerner
21. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
22. Get Inside Her by Marni Kinrys
23. The Manual by W. Anton
24. Models by Mark Manson
25. No More Mr Nice Guy by Dr. Robert Glover
26. Iron John by Robert Bly
27. The Way of Men by Jack Donovan
28. The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
29. The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
30. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Mental Toughness by Mark Divine
Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho
The 50th Law by Robert Greene
Choose Yourself by James Altucher
How to Awaken the GIant Within by Anthony Robbins
The 30 Quotes That Every Man Must Live and Die By
1. “I have no understanding as to why, when you’re 18 to even, let’s say 30, why you
wouldn’t try to make what you’re passionate about work for you…If you go and become
a lawyer or go to school and do all the things that everybody wants you to do, and don’t
do the thing you really love, the real question isn’t what’s going to happen when you’re
23, 27, 31, 36. The question really becomes what’s going to happen when you’re 70
years old and you look back at your life and you’re like, Why didn’t I try? There’s going
to be a regret factor that I think a lot of times a guidance counselor or parent or teacher
tend not to think about…They’re worried about your next ten years. I’m worried about
your last ten years. And in those last ten years, you’re going to be thinking back…and
realizing, Why didn’t I go to Austin (or L.A. or Nashville…wherever you’re going)? Why
didn’t I take a chance? and really regret that. And that-that tastes a lot worse than going
for it, because that’s when you’re most alive.” – Gary Vaynerchuck
2. “That is the simple secret of happiness. Whatever you are doing, don’t let past move
your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is
not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non existential.
And when you are living in the non existential you are missing that which is existential.
Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life.” – Osho
3. “Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is
inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.” –
4. “The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are
unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar
arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” – Osho
5. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man
stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit
belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and
sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive
to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends
himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high
achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so
that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory
nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
6. “Never complain, never explain, just let your actions speak for themselves.” –
Benjamin Disraeli
7. “The Superior man is modest in speech but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius
8. “There are no statues built to those who lived lives of mediocrity, and on the tomb of
NO heroes will you find the words, he played it safe” – John Romaniello
9. “Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil
10. “No man is more unhappy that he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted
to prove himself.” – Seneca
11. “A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences in spite of obstacles
and dangers and pressures and that is the basis of all human morality. – Winston
12. “We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies
victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a
friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual
life.” – Theodore Roosevelt
13. “The greatest thing a man can possibly do in this world is to make the most possible
out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other. It is
not a question of what someone else can do or become which every youth should
ask himself, but what can I do? How can I develop myself in the grandest possible
manhood?” – Orison Swett Marden
14. “A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others.” – Marcus aurelius
15. “Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it
by winning small battles with honor.” – Normal Mailer
16. “The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he
is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.” – Confucius
17. “An acorn is not an oak when it is sprouted. It must go through long summers and
fierce winters, and endure all that frost, and snow, and thunder and storms and side
striking winds can bring before it is a full grown oak. So a man is not a man when he
is created; he is only begun. His manhood must come with years. He who goes
through life prosperous, and comes to his grave without a wrinkle is not half a man.
Difficulties are God’s errands and trainers, and only through them can one come to
fullness of manhood.” – Henry Ward Beecher
18. “This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost
everything outside of yourself?” – Orison Swett Marden
19. “For the man who makes everything that leads to happiness, or near to it, to depend
upon himself, and not upon other men … has adopted the very best plan for living
happily. This is the man of moderation; this is the man of manly character and of
wisdom.” – Plato
20. “Strength, Courage, Mastery, and Honor are the alpha virtues of men all over the
world. They are the fundamental virtues of men because without them, no ‘higher’
virtues can be entertained. You need to be alive to philosophize. You can add to these
virtues and you can create rules and moral codes to govern them, but if you remove
them from the equation altogether you aren’t just leaving behind the virtues that are
specific to men, you are abandoning the virtues that make civilization possible.” – Jack
21. “We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues
of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the
rough work that must always be done.” - Theodore Roosevelt
22. “The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man
who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to
stay down. Personal independence is a virtue and it is the soul out of which comes
the sturdiest manhood. But there can be no independence and this virtue cannot be
bestowed. It must be developed from within.” – Frederick Douglass
23. “It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as
certain, that there never was yet a truly great man, that was not at the same time
truly virtuous.” – Benjamin Franklin
24. “It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life;
simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere written her protest against
idleness; everything which ceases to struggle which remains inactive, rapidly
deteriorates. It is the struggle towards an idea, the constant effort to get higher and
further, which develops manhood and character.” – James Terry White
25. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be
shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that
storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your
worst, for I will do mine!” – The Count of Monte Cristo
26. “Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh
uncontrollably. And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.” " Mark Twain
27. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is
always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that
tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to
an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories,
but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
" Ralph Waldo Emerson
28. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because
they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and
measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are
willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and
the others, too.” – John F. Kennedy
29. “The more you sweat in training, the less you will bleed in battle.” - Motto of United
States Navy Seals
30. “Isao had never felt that he might want to be a woman. He had never wished for
anything else but to be a man, live in a manly way, die a manly death. To be thus a
man was to give constant proof of one’s manliness–to be more a man today than
yesterday, more a man tomorrow than today. To be a man was to forge ever upward
toward the peak of manhood, there to die amid the white snows of that peak.” –
Yukio Mishima